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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Potluck (Meal or Gathering) Deadline 7-26-12 @ 10 AM NY Time (07/19/12)

TITLE: Carefully Planned or a Surprise?
By Grace Merkey
07/25/12


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Carefully Planned or a Surprise?

What in the world is a potluck?
Something yummy or something yuck?
The word was in use long ago,
In England and the US we know.
Irish women each some food brought.
Then they put it in one pot.

Sometimes we have a true pot luck.
With whatever is brought, youíre stuck.
The menu may be all desert.
Planning ahead this will avert.
The hostess may prepare the meat,
Something to drink and bread to eat.
Guests can choose salad or dessert.
Then no oneís feelings will be hurt.

Family and friends are the guests.
With fellowship they will be blessed.
Church potlucks just may be the best.
Cooking talent is well expressed.

Family reunions I recall.
Each brought what she did best of all.
Edna beef and noodles did make.
Gladys made a burnt sugar cake.
Estherís Mary Anne cookies a treat.
It was a feast when we would meet.
No worries about cholesterol when.
Sunrise to sunset they worked then.

The way you choose to organize,
Carefully planned or a surprise.
Itís fellowship with one another
Thatís a blessing like no other.


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Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 07/26/12
This is a charming poem about all the pitfalls and good things about a potluck. I'm sure it wasn't easy to find just the right rhymes and words to make it flow. Good job.
CD Swanson 07/27/12
Great job with the topic in this lovely, beautiful and smooth flowing poem. I enjoyed it immensely. Thank you!

God Bless~
Helen Curtis07/28/12
This is a lovely poem. It reminds me of lunches with my family; each aunt had a special dish to bring, nana always did her jelly cakes amid other delightful treats. Well done on a lovely entry.
Laura Manley07/29/12
You were right on topic with this delightful poem which certainly expressed the good and the bad about potlucks. Nicely written.
Connie K Cameron07/29/12
I liked this poem. I especially liked it from about the middle and down. that part in the middle where you talked about family reunion pot lucks, was too cute.
lynn gipson 08/01/12
Very nice poem, I really enjoyed your rhythem and rhyme, and the story it told. Loved it!

God Bless
lynn gipson 08/01/12
Very nice poem, I really enjoyed your rhythem and rhyme, and the story it told. Loved it!

God Bless
lynn gipson 08/01/12
Very nice poem, I really enjoyed your rhythem and rhyme, and the story it told. Loved it!

God Bless
lynn gipson 08/01/12
Very nice poem, I really enjoyed your rhythem and rhyme, and the story it told. Loved it!

God Bless